Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Bears' picks: Round 6/183 -- David Fales, QB, 6-2, 228, San Jose State...He is expected to come in and compete with Jerrod Johnson for developmental quarterback behind backup Jordan Palmer. He led the NCAA in completion percentage as a junior (.725) after transferring from junior college. He'd originally committed to Nevada but left after his freshman year because an offense that greatly utilized the running of Colin Kaepernick did not fit his skills. A big arm hasn't been his calling card, but accuracy has, and he threw for 66 touchdowns in two seasons with San Jose State. He completed 68 percent in two seasons.
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12/02/13 - WEEK 14 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS NATIONAL FBS OFFENSIVE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: David Fales (San Jose State)...In San Jose State University's 62-52 win over previously unbeaten and nationally-ranked Fresno State, Fales threw for a school record 543 yards and personal single-game best six touchdowns in the highest scoring game between these teams since the series started in 1921. The senior quarterback rallied the Spartans back from six-point deficits four times in the first and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter to give San Jose State a 59-44 advantage. - San Jose State football/College Football Performance Awards
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 CBSSPORTS.COM OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State quarterback David Fales...All season, Mountain West fans and NFL scouts have been looking forward to the showdown of Derek Carr and David Fales in the regular season finale between Fresno State and San Jose State. Fales not only notched the victory thanks to 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) but made the Spartans bowl eligible and knocked Fresno State from BCS buster status. The game started like a tennis match, with both quarterbacks leading six touchdown drives in the first half. However, the Bulldogs offense sputtered in the second half and Fales finished the day completing 35-of-47 passes and recording seven total touchdowns in the 62-52 win. - CBSSports.com
12/02/13 - WEEK 14 SENIOR BOWL COLLEGE SENIOR OF THE WEEK: The highly anticipated matchup between NFL quarterback prospects David Fales of San Jose State and Derek Carr of Fresno State did not disappoint. The two combined for 1,066 passing yards and 12 touchdowns last weekend, but it was Fales who came out on the winning end of a 62-52 contest, handing the 16th-ranked Bulldogs their first loss of the season. And Fales was the reason. The senior quarterback was 37-of-45 passing for a school-record 547 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran for 33 yards and a score. Fales is the Reese's Senior Bowl College Senior of the Week. - SeniorBowl.com
12/01/13 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...While Fales may not possess Carr's exciting upside, his vision, touch and ball placement rank among the best in the country. A beautiful deep ball down the middle to wideout Kyle Nunn for a 75-yard touchdown late in the first quarter showcased Fales' strengths perfectly. The senior quarterback recognized the one on one coverage and lofted the ball with perfect trajectory, dropping the pass softly over the shoulder into the out-stretched hands of his receiver. Nunn was tightly covered but because the pass hit him in full stride, he was able to race away for the score.
A quarter later, Fales' accuracy proved just as impressive on touchdown strike to freshman Tyler Winston down the left sideline. This time, the Spartans' quarterback recognized that the Bulldogs were in a traditional two-deep zone coverage. Fales drilled a pass between Fresno's trailing corner and closing safety, proving that he possesses the confidence and velocity to fit throws through tight windows. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/01/13 - 2014 NFL Draft: Fales outshines Carr in battle of star QBs...When it comes to the NFL draft, Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr may win the war but on Friday, San Jose State's David Fales won the battle, as his Spartans shocked the previously undefeated Bulldogs, ruining their chances at a BCS bowl berth. Fales matched the more highly regarded Carr pass for pass in this contest, throwing for a career-high 549 yards and six touchdowns to lead his Spartans to a 62-52 victory over the No. 16 ranked Bulldogs.
The two quarterbacks combined for 12 touchdowns in the first half - the same number as incompletions thrown over the first 30 minutes of action before each team turned more to their running game in the second half. Possessing greater height, arm strength and overall athleticism, Carr entered the game as the more hyped prospect but it was Fales who performed more impressively down the stretch, completing 37 of 45 passes on the day. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
12/01/13 - WEEK 14 WALTER CAMP NATIONAL OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: DAVID FALES, SAN JOSE STATE, Senior, Quarterback, Salinas, CA/Palma...Quarterback David Fales accounted for 580 yards of total offense (547 passing, 33 rushing) and seven touchdowns as the Spartans defeated 16th-ranked Fresno State, 62-52. Fales completed his first 13 pass attempts and finished the game 35-of-47 with six touchdowns. He added a rushing touchdown in the victory, which made San Jose State (6-6) bowl eligible. Fales is the second San Jose State player to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors, joining defensive back Bene Benwikere (Nov. 25, 2012). - The Walter Camp Football Foundation
11/29/13 - Derek Carr finally ran into a quarterback who could match his prolific production. That's all it took to end Fresno State's bid for a BCS bowl. David Fales threw for a school-record 547 yards and six touchdowns in an entertaining showdown with Carr and San Jose State spoiled the 16th-ranked Bulldogs perfect season with a 62-52 victory Friday. "It's hard," Carr said. "Guys are torn up, as well they should be. If you like losing there's something wrong with you."
Fales was every bit as good as the more heralded Carr, matching his six first-half touchdown passes in a near perfect performance that made the Spartans (6-6, 4-4 Mountain West) bowl eligible with their first win over a ranked opponent since 2000. Carr threw for 519 yards and six touchdowns, but also had a fourth-quarter interception for the Bulldogs (10-1, 7-1). Davante Adams caught 13 passes for 264 yards and three scores. The loss ended Fresno State's chances to beat out Northern Illinois for a spot in a prestigious BCS game. The Huskies are the only undefeated team from a non-automatic qualifying conference. "We wanted it bad," Carr said. "If you don't want do your very best, to play in a BCS bowl game then you shouldn't be playing college football. That's what you want to do but it's so hard to do."
The Bulldogs will still play in the Mountain West title game next week against either Utah State or Boise State but had their chances at a big bowl payoff done in by a porous defense. "When your offense scores 40, 50 points you should never lose a game," safety Derron Smith said. "I feel like the defense didn't do a good enough job and let the team down. - AP Sports
11/29/13 - Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr threw six first-half touchdown passes, but the Bulldogs' bid for a BCS game berth was undone by San Jose State quarterback David Fales and the Spartans in a wild offensive showcase. Fales also threw six touchdown passes in the first half, leading the Spartans to a 62-52 victory over the No. 16 Bulldogs on Friday afternoon at Spartan Stadium. The loss dropped Fresno State's record to 10-1, knocking the Bulldogs out of contention for a spot in a BCS game and opening the door for Northern Illinois to claim a BCS game berth.
San Jose State (6-6) ended a three-game losing streak and became bowl eligible for the second straight year. Fales finished 36-of-44 for 543 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions. Carr was 38-of-50 for 519 yards, six touchdowns and one interception. Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams had 13 catches for 264 yards and three touchdowns.
Three San Jose State wide receivers exceeded 100 yards in receiving -- Chandler Jones (eight catches, 146 yards, three touchdowns), Kyle Nunn (10 catches, 160 yards, two touchdowns) and Tyler Winston (10 catches, 164 yards, one score). San Jose amassed 736 yards of offense, and the teams combined for 1,382 yards, the most in an FBS game this season. The two teams compiled 1,006 yards in the first half, which ended with San Jose State leading 42-41. - The Sports Xchange
10/28/13 - WEEK 9 MOUNTAIN WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: San Jose State QB David Fales...For the second time in a three-week span, San Jose State University quarterback David Fales is the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week. Fales completed 27-of-37 passes without an interception for 482 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans' 51-44 come-from-behind victory over the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game.
The 6-foot-3 senior from Salinas, Calif., engineered a second-half comeback after Wyoming took a 30-14 lead early in the third quarter. Fales would lead San Jose State to a season-high 22-point third quarter that put the Spartans ahead for the first time, 36-30. The two teams then traded touchdowns until Fales directed the game-winning drive of 65 yards on 12 plays covering 5:09 in the fourth quarter. His 1-yard quarterback dive over the left side of the offensive line was the first time he scored a touchdown in a San Jose State uniform.
He set a conference record for most consecutive 300-plus passing yardage games and tied another Mountain West mark for back-to-back contests throwing for at least 400 passing yards. For October, Fales was as good as any quarterback in the country throwing for 1,231 yards and 11 touchdowns during the Spartans' three-game winning streak. The Spartan signal caller was named the Offensive Player of the Week following the Colorado State win on October 12. - San Jose State football
10/28/13 - WEEK 9 COLLEGE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE AWARDS NATIONAL FBS OFFENSIVE PERFORMER OF THE WEEK: David Fales (San Jose State)...Fales completed 27-of-37 passes without an interception for 482 yards and five touchdowns in the Spartans' 51-44 come-from-behind victory over the University of Wyoming in a Mountain West Conference game. The 6-foot-3 senior from Salinas, Calif., engineered a second-half comeback after Wyoming took a 30-14 lead early in the third quarter. Fales would lead San Jose State to a season-high 22-point third quarter that put the Spartans ahead for the first time, 36-30. The two teams then traded touchdowns until Fales directed the game-winning drive of 65 yards on 12 plays covering 5:09 in the fourth quarter. - San Jose State football/College Football Performance Awards